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alto, california, this is "democracy now!" >> a death penalty sentence does cost taxpayers more. they get a legal team for life, which we as taxpayers, paid for. they're housed in special facilities with extra staff. they do not have to pay to the victims restitution fund like other inmates make up the former warden of san quentin state prison comes out in favor of a ballot initiative to abolish the death penalty here in california. we will speak with jeanne woodford. stealing a pair of pants, shoplifting, breaking into a soup kitchen, all crimes that resulted in sentences of 25 years to life. a november 6, californians will vote on rewriting the state's controversial three strikes law. >> california is the only state of all the states an hour -- 20 other states that have a three strikes law, were taken during a sentence of 25 to live, to be a violent or non violent offense. >> we was it with a retired california judge ladoris cordell and michael romano, director of the three strikes project at stanford law school. then the killing of valeria "munique" tachiquin. why did u.s. bo
10/24/12 10/24/12 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] >> from palo alto, california, this is "democracy now!" >> we all have the right to know what is in our food. that is why so many consumers say yes to proposition 37. it gives us the right to know if there's genetically engineered items and our food on each package level. >> under the complex, badly written regulations, some kids wouldn't special labels to be sold in california while others with a special exemptions. it makes no sense. >> a food fight in california. abutters had to the polls in less than two weeks to decide whether the state should become the first in the nation to require the labeling of food products containing genetically modified organisms. monsanto, dow, pepsi, and coke are spending millions fighting the measure, which could impact labeling practices across the country. we will host a debate. then, michael pollan, author of, "the omnivore's dilemma" and "in defense of food." >> why the industry is so intent on not having this product labeled? they think people would not i entered the reason t
10/22/12 10/22/12 [captioning made possible by democracy now!] >> from san rafael, california, this is "democracy now!" >> even if we stayed there and bombed for the next five years and americans continue to die and we spend another $100 billion, five years from now we will be right where we are now so let's recognize we made a mistake. these young men have given their lives and let's quit killing other young men. let's bring this war to an end. >> former presidential candidate and antiwar advocate senator george mcgovern dies of the age of 90. we will speak with stephen vittoria about his film, "one bright shining moment: the forgotten summer of george mcgovern." as well as his latest project, the new documentary, "long distance revolutionary: a journey with mumia abu-jamal." >> [indiscernible] >> and no way out. freed american hiker shane bauer rights, "solitary in iran nearly broke me. then i went inside america's prisons." >> i spent seven months in a prison cell. i thought this was one be better than it is. this is one of eight in a pod. a little over 11 by 7 feet, smalle
. while the president campaigns in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie potts joins us now live from washington. good morning. >> veronica. good morning. let's talk about the speech. in it today he tries to draw distinctions. we've seen an advanced copy where mitt romney will now argue america is now weaker against our enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> he will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income taxes by $4,000 a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. >> the governor knows his $5
in a week. across the country, 15 states now seeing gas at or near $4 a gallon, california's democratic governor brown rolling back regulations in a bid to drive prices down. should the president do the same? welcome, everyone, i am here for neil cavuto and this is "your world." california is fast becoming the poeter child if high gas prices but at the current pace $5, could be in everyone's future. and now, adam is in los angeles where there is plenty of pain at the pump. so, 50 cents in a week. what is going on? >>reporter: you are right. the president was down the secret from where we are and he drove by the gas stations headed through the state. i can tell you from northern california to southern california yesterday, no matter where you look, you will find prices like this and then a car obscuring the sign but it is $4.99 for regular. others, for regular, it $5.29 and even up to $5.49. it is difficult for a lot of drivers in california. three reasons: one, supply; two, the supply is tied to demand," several of the refineries in california are off line. the refineries make the speci
. and then two days later, the california symphony will day tribute to a concert in walnut creek. >>> president obama will be back in san francisco later today to raise money for his re- election campaign. the president will begin the day in the central valley to dead -- for a -- for a deadcation. a dinner hosted by alice waters and then a concert with john legend follows. republican presidential momny, mitt romney is expected to deliver a foreign policy speech today at the virginia institute. coming up at 7:15, the changes that he says he would make and the results of the latest gallup pole in gal -- gallup poll. allie rasmus is live -- >>> alley rasmus live at a pumpkin weighoff. off to our left, you can the stage where the pumpkins will be hoisted via forklift. >> reporter: the growers are competing for thousands of dollars in prizes. last year's pumpkin weighed 17,000 pounds. the grower took home an $11,000 prize. we talked to some of the contestants and they said there's a lot of work that goes into this, including transporting them. growers pack the pumpkins into their pickup trucks and t
outside of california to do to college. the reason they say they'll have a better chance somewhere else. >>> later this month endeavour makes its final move. the one thing people are being told not to do as the shuttle makes its way through los angeles. [ male announcer ] the career landscape of america is changing. new jobs are here, and by 2025, we could have millions more that demand qualified college graduates. many in the bay area. at devry university, our market-responsive bachelor's and master's degree programs can give you what you need to succeed in today's careers and the ones on the horizon. get the know how you need for a new tomorrow at our 4 bay area locations, online or both. learn more at devry.edu. and let nothing stand in your way. >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. time now 6:24. fleet week enthusiasts can get an up close look. this morning the uss hornet is opening up an exhibit at the museum on pier three. it's part of an effort to expand san francisco fleet week. the exhibit will be on display throughout the weekend. >>> the space shuttle moves to
and here's what's "money" tonight. california gas prices shatter a record, soaring as high as $5.65 a gallon, even creating a free-for-all for gas thieves. all thanks to government regulation. how much worse can it get? >> while iran is still trying to control its currency crisis its offshore oil platforms are reportedly under cyberattack. is the regime running out of time? >>> are electric cars actually bad for the environment? specifically, twice as bad as traditional cars? a shocking new study says they may not be so green after all. even when they say it's not, it is always about money melissa: let's take a look at the day's market headlines. investors staying cautious before tomorrow's earnings season kickoff with alcoa. summit between eu finance ministers brought modest declines to stocks. stocks closed down 26 points. shares of apple fell more than 2%. there are report that is a weekend strike broke out at a foxconn factory in china, a major a sembler in china. foxconn is denying the report. they have had major problems. >>> netflix shares surged more than 10% on the news
? >>> plus you're welcome america. california dewatching its jobless claims numbers. we have details how it pulled off the huge screw-up, coming up. ♪ . ♪ . melissa: so as i mentioned apple just releasing disappointing fiscal fourth quarter earnings and its conference call is currently underway but we took adam shapiro off the call to tell us what is going on. adam, what is the latest? >> the big headline a lot of people are talking about, melissa, the 14 million ipads they sold in t fourth quarter. third quarter they sold 17 million. this was a miss. we heard tim cook say somewhere around 15 million when talking about the ipad mini. this was much lower, far fewer ipads sold than the street expected. it makes you ask what is going on? because ipads account for roughly 25% i think was the figure of revenue at apple. i phones account for over, what 40, 45% of revenue. combined it is 7075% of their income. so the problem here is one, you've to the competition from kindle over at amazon. competition from google's nexus 7, 199 bucks for those two devices at the entry level. you have compe
years as a school board member. six years in the california legislature, proudly representing. i will never stop fighting with fighting for education orne and -- never stop fighting for education. we have had to collectively whether these very difficult economic times. this november, the county has a choice. it has not had in decades, to have a different kind of representation in congress that believes in the same values as the people. we want to expand the middle class, get our economy back on track, create jobs, protect medicare and social security, and stand for a woman's right to choose, with equal access to health care and equal pay for equal work. all of us want an advocate for the middle class and president obama needs a congress that will help them expand the middle class and move our country forward. i promise you i will work my work.erol l work.ute the of >> they give for offering this lively debate and allow only everybody to come out here tonight to understand where we stand on specific issues. does the other day, my neighbor came up to me and said, why are you runnin
jumped dramatically. that is a problem unique to california. let's take a look specifically at san jose. according to aa fuel gauge report -- aaa fuel gauge report a week ago it was $4.16. yesterday was $4.38. and today the average is $4.54. in a week gas prices have jumped $0.38. this all stems from supply problems. the chevron refinery fire in richmond is producing at a reduced capacity a chevron pipeline that moves crude oil from northern california was recently shut down. >> over the last week or so there has been a couple other problems. i think the most serious one was the one at the exxon mobile refinery that seemed to be sort of the straw that broke the camels back. and that is when prices jump took off. >> reporter: analysts say california's gas is at the lowest level in ten years. what doesn't help is the states strict pollution. while prices here in the bay area are high it's even higher in los angeles with some stations have actually passed the $5 mark. a few of the station owners have actually shut down the pumps rather than charging the higher price to break even. reportin
, 28. north star, 25. man mouth mountain in southern california picking up 18 inches. as we look at the radar, you'll find more snow in the north and south in lake tahoe. a lot of people are stuck in the snow, including nbc bay area's own vicky wynn. we have you on the phone now. we know you're used to being up in lake tahoe but how bad is it? >> we are jokingly calling it snowmageddon, but that's a little bit. we thought we would get three or four inches of snow. we'd take the baby up for her first experience of snow. wake up monday morning, it seemed like a foot of snow on the ground already. from sunday to today i'd say we've had at least a foot and a half, if not more. we're in this area called christmas valley. my mother-in-law tells me that we actually get more snow here, but it is still south lake tahoe. over the hill, right, when you are driving in from the bay area. so, i mean, outside, absolutely picturesque beautiful. i think you're looking at some of the photos i snapped with my phone and maybe a little bit of video from today. the fleurys have been coming intermitten
view and white house correspondent nancy cordes is joining us from keen, california with that tonight. nancy? >> reporter: scott, good evening those poll numbers you mentioned helped to explain why the obama campaign harshly criticized izedey's speech today before he even delivered it saying that he en ded the commander-in-chief ed the it's part of an aggressive new approach to try to stem the damage from the president's debate performance. with the president in california for a mix of official business liforund-raisers the white house fired back at romney's claims that the president was weak on syria and iran. hey said romney did not propose any steps today that president obama hadn't taken already. >> that's why the united states will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear states. >> reporter: they pointed out romney's embrace of a middle east peace plan for two separate >> res with israel and palestine was at odds with what he told plnors in that secretly taped florida fund-raiser. >> reporter: obama campaign obicials described romney's speech as an attempt at a f
the president. connell: california's governor changing seasons, bringing in the winter blend to help bring down skyrocketing gas prices. dagen: why some lawmakers are calling this chinese technology giant a threat to national security. connell: we will have all those stories but let's check on stocks now, as we do every 15 minutes. nicole petallides. nicole: i'm taking a look at the major averages, the dow nasdaq and s&p all pulling back a little bit. the dow jones industrial average down about 1/4 of 1%. we're also seeing the nasdaq and the s&p down even more than that. the tech heavy nasdaq down more than a half of 1%. on a day where the vix, the fear index is one of the few up arrows on the big board. i'm seeing retailers, drugs, bank stocks, all of those indexes do have down arrows today as we kick it off. don't forget last week was a winning week on wall street. talking about looking at a health records company. they want to be out there on the market. so they are using citigroup to run their sale, and what they are looking for is second round offers. they already have offers to be taken p
will have analysis on friday. here today, governor of california took emergency steps over the weekend to lower the highest price of gas ever in his state. should the rest of the country follow his lead? that's what we're going to talk about next on "the five." ♪ ♪ 0t[h7 wooohooo....hahaahahaha! oh...there you go. wooohooo....hahaahahaha! i'm gonna stand up to her! no you're not. i know. you know ronny folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than a witch in a broom factory. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. it'll cause cavities, bad breath. patients will try and deal with it by drinking water. water will work for a few seconds but if you're not drinking it, it's going to get dry again. i recommend biotene. all the biotene products like the oral rinse...the sprays have enzymes in them. the whole formulation just works very well. it leaves the mouth feeling fresh. if i'm happy with the results and my patients are happy with the results, i don't need to look any farther. [ male
. here today, governor of california took emergency steps over the weekend to lower the highest price of gas ever in his state. should the rest of the country follow his lead? that's what we're going to talk about next on "the five." ♪ ♪ back to new york and my colleagues with "the five." ♪ ♪ >> eric: welcome back. gas prices seat new record. average price of one gallon now at $4.67. that is 22% more than the u.s. average. that sprung jerry brown to action. he directed the california regulators to relax fall control. oil refineries could release supply of cheaper fuel. if it's good for one state, whee not good for 57, president obama. >> dana: the secretary of energy thought it would be good idea to have european gas prices. now long beach, the average, $4.60. highest one in long beach was $6.65. imagine you drive along the highway you need to get gas and you see that. the environmental regulations across the board are -- well, not fair that california then can wave theirs. they have -- they got carved off early on. energy legislation. >> eric: they added additional regulation
in that same poll by eight points a few weeks ago. we have team fox coverage. ed henry is in california. cal cameron in virginia. the governor covered a lot of ground in that speech. >> he did. this was mitt romney's attempt to suggest that president obama's foreign policy is essentially failed across the globe. there were a whole number of hot spots that they singled out. at one point he suggested the president has only hoped for a strategy and it's not a strategy and mr. romney said we simply can't afford four more years of the current foreign policy. here is a little of his speech. >> with iran closer than irrelevant to nuclear weapons capability, with the conflict in syria threatening to destabilize the region and with violent extremists on the march, and with an american ambassador and three others dead, likely at the hands of al-qaeda affiliates, it's clear that the risk of conflict in the region is higher now than when the president took office. >> democrats complained romney's speech was filled with criticism but not a lot of policy specifics. mr. romney's policies speech today will
to come out and take advantage of that hollywood money and that california gold. >> we are back here live where you can see the san francisco police department has the street barricaded off as the first of three fundraisers takes place. this is the first of three tonight. from here he will travel six blocks up the street to the big gra graham civic auditorium. reporting live from san francis francisco. nbcbay area news. >> jean, big concert, big meal and big money. should be quite a party with notable names, right? >> that is right. big names, celebrity chefs are helping the president raise much needed cash. >> one veteran says he is not voting, he says voting for the top two candidates are trying to change the minds here tonight. but barack obama supporters say he needs four more years. >> they are voting for occupation in afghanistan. so, we are going to have a president until 2024. we are asking people not to take part in voting for that system. i believe that our economy is on the right track. we want to make sure that he finishes what he started. the president will be meeting with a
. >>> and california drivers forced to shell out $5 a gallon and sometimes even more. >> gas prices are up from coast-to-coast but they have hit an all-time high in california. the governor there is scrambling to increase supply but prices are expected to go up more before they finally come down. abc's brandy has the story. >> reporter: california drivers are beyond frustrated. >> i did not get 10 gallons and it's $42. >> as they face a record-breaking gas prices. perhaps prompting thieves who electronically disabled a meter in roseville california and stole nearly 1,000 gallons. >> i don't know. at least those people should go to jail. >> reporter: the spike is thanks to the perfect storm of problems while one plant in richmond was shut down because of a fire, and another plant last week because of problems, and a pipeline also became contaminated and it happened as california prepares to switch from scarce summer grade to winter grade fuel. older refineries are shutting down. >> it's here in california and up in the new england states where there are atphaupl hraez going on and that's why prices ar
leaving california to attend college out of state. budget cuts have led to tuition increases. uc and csu students pay higher tuitions and fees. it's frustrating for those that would like to stay here for college. >> you're in california, tuition is going up every year, every month. it's getting expensive. >> colleges in oregon, washington, arizona, and ohio are aggressively recruiting california students. at ohio state some out of state students can reportedly get $12,000 toward the $25,000 yearly tuition. >>> nearly four dozen high schoolers were prepper sprayed during a fight on campus. two girls started fighting then four more jumped in. dozens of students surrounded them to watch. but school police officers shot pepper spray to break up the brawl. paramedics ended up treating 47 coughing anywising students. >>> cupertino will fly at citi field to mark the first anniversary of steve job's death. that is where he laid out his plan for apples new circular headquarters building on the city's website mayor mark says that flying the city flag half staff is a small reminder of the impact th
in california, mitt romney spent sunday in florida before his major foreign policy speech in virginia today. nbc's tracie pots has more in washington. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, veronica, good morning. even with those jobs numbers that came out friday helping president obama, we are still seeing mitt romney with a boost after the debate, and today he will argue that under the president, america is weaker against enemies abroad. mitt romney gives a big foreign policy speech in virginia today, but over the weekend in florida, he focused on taxes and president obama. >> they will ultimately have to raise taxes on middle income families by $4 million a year. >> reporter: since last week's debate, which romney is widely regarded as having won, both sides argued the other was dishonest. >> he was a little taken aback at the brazenness with which governor romney walked away from so many of the positions on which he's run. >> reporter: their truth war now on tv. >> not telling the truth about mitt romney's tax plan. >> this was dishonest. >> i'm not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut.
by the president himself. here is what he had to say after he took the stage the a fundraiser in california following some big names including stevie wonder and katie perry. >> they just performed flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. ay but here is the good news is we've got a better vision for our country. we have a better plan for the next four years. >> president obama will be campaigning in california again today. >>> also making headlines this morning, the meningitis outbreak continues to spread. >> the pharmacy linked to the outbreak makes a move it is calling a precautionary measure. details on that coming up next. >>> also ahead, he was convicted of crimes that shattered lives and left a legendary football program tarnished. tomorrow, jerry sandusky will learn his fate. fox 5 morning news back in a moment. [ barack obama ] i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. [ female announcer ] he says... president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. [ female announcer ] but this is what the budget plan mitt romney supports actually does. more
of the speech from mitt romney today. >> steve: the president was out in california in the noka theater downtown and he didn't make it in time for the big show . katy perry, and earth, wind and fire and stevy oner had done the musical ads nd the president made a funny and poked fun at himself for his lousy debate performance. listen to this. >> i have to admit even though my staff came early to look at the show. i got left behind. my understanding it was an incredible show . yeah, these guys and everybody here is incredible professionals and such great friend and perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> there is another one, too. this is a quote and the anniversary date when he was talking about the debate taking place on the anniversary date it was not that romantic. that is speculation of the performance. >> of the debate. >> that's the joke. >> the interesting thing the president put himself out as a performer. his handlers said his performance was not good. >> steve: so he is theatrical. >> it is interesting that the president is a performer. i didn't know he was
, according to aaa, fuel gauge report. the cost of gas in california increased dramatically this weeks but a problem unique to the state. california is dealing with suplay challenges. the fire at the chevron in richmond caused lower production and a fire in la recently. california's gasoline inventories are at the lowest levels in ten years. people we spoke to had they own opinions. >> they give us the wantings, we heard about it. who knows, i don't know, what is the reason for it? bottom line is my i'm not making more money but paying more in gas, continuesly. particularly in california. it's really bad. >> reporter: take a look at what is happening in san jose. a week ago regular unleaded costs $4.16 a gallon. yesterday $4.38 a gallon. today the average climbed up to $4.54 a gallon. that means that the jump of $0.38 in just a week. the prices are high in the bay area, in la, the prices are even higher and several stations there it's gone over $5 a gallon and some station owners are shutting down the pumps because they don't want to charge customers the higher prices just to break eve
on refinery and pipeline problems in northern and southern california including that chevron refinery fire in richmond this summer. >> the panic could easily subside very quickly and -- and things could calm down. but we just don't know how quickly they are going to be able to get these supplies back online that we need. >> reporter: here is the latest damage according to aaa. nearly 4.60 a gallon in san francisco, 4.53 in san jose. 4.52 in oakland. now, some costco stations down in southern california have actually run out of gas. they have locked up their pumps until further notice. gas inventory in california is the lowest in more than 10 years. we did though check with costco stations here in the bay area and they say they do have gas. everybody is hoping to find the lowest gasoline prices. don't end up here at this 76. we have all of the lowest prices for you in your neighborhood right now listed on cbssf.com/gas. live in cupertino, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> gosh, i remember when a gallon of gas was 89 cents. >> i can go lower than that but we won't
the state of california. that is on organic would. if i am -- if only the cave men had known they were encountering division danger in their lives. this is the subject of my take in the next hour. a warning label on organic would. iran and libya will be major topics of the final presidential debate. senator john barrasso after the opening bell. did the president's miss lead with this statement? >> took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi an act of terror. >> let me -- [talking over each other] >> act of terror. look, if you have copd like me, you know it can be hard to breathe, and how that feels. copd includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. spiriva helps control my copd symptoms by keeping my airways open for 24 hours. plus, it reduces copd flare-ups. spiriva is the only once-daily inhaled copd maintenance treatment that does both. spiriva handihaler tiotropium bromide inhalation powder does not replace fast-ting inhalers for sudden symptoms. tell your doctor if you have kidney problems, glaucoma, trouble urinating, or an enlarged prostate. these may worse
actually vote against raising their own taxes? what? shocking for california. we'll talk to the leader of california as republican party about that. a major japanese company buying sprint, a big deal here in the u.s., but culturally, interesting in japan. we'll talk about that with keith fitzgerald and don peebles, a prominent obama supporter will join us, what does he think the president will do tomorrow to rebound from two bad debates so far? let's hear from you, please. you can e-mail us, you know, varney@foxbusiness.com, here is how you join the company. seven early movers, watch out amazon and google. microsoft said the xbox music will be available for the game consoles starting tomorrow and microsoft is up 20 cents. and what some pharmaceuticals get the fda approval for generic drugs, not much. and we told you earlier, japan's soft bank is buying a majority in sprint, and sprint is up just 4 cents and the stock went up last week, actually when this was suggested. and the consol energy company expects to post, surprise, third quarter losses and down it goes. the publisher ganet sa
at 11:00. it's a record no driver wants to hear. gas prices hit a never-before-season-high in california and prices could go higher. >> a night off for row maintenance for president obama as mitt romney in one of the battlegrounds states. >>> at 11:30, the new technology that lets you print in 3-d. how you can >> ama: this probably isn't worth celebrate but it was an historic day at the gas pumps. prices in california hit an all-time high. the average is 4.61 a gallon. that beats the 2008 record by less than a tenth of a penny. in san francisco a gallon of regular is 4 .68. 4.63 in san jose and oak leafnlt prices are still affected by the chevron rye finery fire. the unanimous average is 3.81 a gal. one woman is cutting her work hours. >> i have to fill up two or three times a week, so in order to make it balance i go in less hours, cut out days and that cuts down on my gas. >> ama: and gas prices are likely to increase over the next few days. >>> with the election just a month away irit was rather low key day on the campaign attachment while president obama celebrate his wedding anniver
like illinois, new york and elsewhere, california, and so, everything that we have been asked to do we have exceeded expectation. again, we have over 70 districts in place. we have got 352 red to blue candidates. we only need 25 to within the house back. there are outlier districts that we didn't think would be on the boards that are now on the bards even the rothenberg report ap the cook report have acknowledged that over the past weekend. and so we have enough districts in play. we have defined battle space. our battle space gives us enough districts in plain order to win 25 seats but there is no question about it. it is largely going depend on the wind. if the president generates enough wind in the back then we get those 25 seats if it is neutral environment much harder. if something guess wrong and we got wind in our face. we'll not get those 25 seats. we are talking about a field goal. what are these districts you are thinking that were not necessarily in play or now in play? i mean, you are interested in seeing where you see these seats? >> well you know, we have got districts t
. >>> right now california is the most expensive place for gas in the nation. and this morning our governor jerry brown is taking action all in an effort to drive down some of the costs. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran reports on the governor's idea to ease record high prices. >> reporter: good morning. the governor is asking state regulators to release a less expensive blend but experts say even with that move we won't see prices drop right away. this winter blend comes out on november 1. it will bring up gas supplies 8 to 10% and might drop gas prices 15 to 20 cents a gallon. but it could take a week before we see any changes. according to aaa, prices today are at record highs. in san francisco, you're paying $4.73 for a gallon of regular. and in san jose and oakland it's $4.67. our state supplies were cut short after richmond's chevron refinery fire in august and last week a power failure knocked out an exxon refinery in southern california. >> we had a number of disruptions happen at the same time. california always runs a very tight supply-demand because because we use a different blend o
and november 6th. earlier this month several candidates faced off in a debate for california's 26th district seat left open by the retirement of republican rules committee chair david dreier. this hour and a half long debate between julia brownley and republican tony strickland took place at california lutheran university in thousand oaks. [applause] >> moderator: okay, here we go. um, we have as dr. kimble had mentioned, we have c-span, we also have kdtv, kclu and ventura county star all live streaming, so the debate starts at 7:15. so let me quickly go through the ground rules. we flipped a coin to determine the order in which there would be opening and closing remarks and who would start and who would finish. in the opening two minutes from each candidate, it would open with assemblywoman brownley, and then that would close with senator strickland, and can that same -- and that same, then it would be reversed in the closing. it would be senator strickland and then assemblywoman brownley. once we go through the two-minute opening, then a panel, tim hearth and henry durbroff and i will pres
'm michelle griego. we begin with campaign 2012. president obama is hitting all parts of california including the bay area partly to replenish campaign cash the other to honor a civil rights leader. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran with more from the campaign trail. >> reporter: gop white house hopeful mitt romney is delivering a major foreign policy speech at virginia military institute. he says president obama makes foreign policy decisions based on game plank. he also questions the president's leadership on challenges in the middle east saying, i know the president hopes for a safer freer and more prosperous middle east ally with the united states. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. polls show president obama still doing better than the challenger on national security and foreign policy. his campaign is already pushing back hard. this new ad mocks romney's july overseas trips and his response to the deadly attack on the embassy in libya. >> if this is how he handles the world now think what he might do as president. >> reporter: the president is at a star-studded fundraiser in holl
. california remains the state with the second largest number of foreclosures. >>> the labor department had better-than-expected news. the number the new claims dropped to its lowest level in more than four years. 300,000 filed for benefits. that's down 30,000. >>> walmart workers are threatening to go on strike during one of the busiest shopping days of the year if walmart does not improve their working conditions. workers warn they could hold strikes or protests on the day after thanksgiving, when people -- when many people wait outside doors trying to get holiday deals. >>> he'll be spending the rest of his life in prison. now jerry sanduskt is facing a financial hit in the wake of his conviction on molestation charges. >>> will we see more showers in the forecast? mark tamayo will be here to tell us what's in store for the weekend. >>> and last-minute preparations are underway for paul ryan and vice president joe biden. hi, i'm amy for downy unstopables in-wash scent boosters, here with my favorite new intern, jimmy. mmm! fresh! and it's been in the closet for 12 weeks! unbelievable! un
-raising trip in california. yesterday he spoke at a fund-raising concert with performances by john bon jovi, stevie wonder, and katy perry. he poked a little fun at himself and his recent debate performance. >> and everybody here is incredible professionals. they're such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> last night mr. obama also attended a $25,000 per person fund-raising dinner. tomorrow the president will hit the campaign trail in ohio. >>> virginia's u.s. senate candidates will hold their second debate today. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will square off in richmond. a recent nbc/wall street journal/marist poll shows kaine pulling ahead of allen 49-44%. david gregory moderated their first debate last month. >>> today controversial ads will be popping up in some metro stations and on some metro buses. the ads equate muslim radicals to savages, and they'll be displayed at the georgia avenue, petworth, "u" street, takoma, and glen mont stations. the american defense initiative created the ads, and metro didn't
over the recent riots in islamic nations over a california film ridiculing the prophet mohammed. >> even though you have a right to say it, doesn't mean you have to say it. >> i believe that even though it might be going up in the d.c. area, other countries will look at the united states and be like why are you allowing your people to do this. this thing is going to cause drama. >> reporter: in court on thursday, the transit system's lawyers said that the words on the poster were what they called fighting words in the context of current events and the fine said it was investigating a promise of violence. if those posters did go up in washington, but we don't expect to have any major drama here. but it is one of those things you never know how people will react. the posters are supposed to get up here at u street. also at glenmont, georgia avenue and takoma park stations. >> hopefully, there won't be any problems. >>> new this morning, another search is set today for a missing teenage ferreira northern virginia. friends, family and volunteers will be gathering at a park in fairfa
to call police. >>> tsunami advisory is in place for several parts of california and after it happened in hawaii. they went off on coastal areas in oahu after it was downgraded to an advisory a few hours later. the big ewaves sighted was 5 feet near maui and it was 15 minutes after the warning went into effect. >> it is appropriate for them to go home. we are doing things to make sure it is safe for them to go home. >> california advisory was much administered near the lala point. the earthquake that triggered the warnings was a 7.7. it hit off the west coast of canada. no damage from the quake. they say this is the largest earthquake in canada since 1949. >>> several flights in and out of the bay area have been canceled thanks to hurricane sandy. more cancellations are likely. people are told to moved to higher ground. it comes after hurricane sandy merged with two other winter storm systems and this is what they are calling a very dangerous storm. >> cristina mendonsaie has -- chris chrisie, the governor has ordered a state of emergency. >> forecasters expect the storm to make landfa
's newsroom". patti ann: california's governor is taking action as drivers deal with more record breaking prices at pump. prices soaring to an all-time high this weekend receiving an average of $4.67 for a gallon of regular. that number spiking 50 cents in just one week. california drivers are struggling with the jump. >> i think prices are ridiculous. >> people working, you know, they need a break. it's too high, it's way too high. >> i try not to drive unless i really have to. patti ann: stu varney is the host of "varney & company" and he joins us now with more on this spike in gas prices. good morning stu. >> good morning patti ann. the news this morning that the spike appears to have stopped. the other side of the coin there has been no retreat in gas prices in california. as you mentioned 4.67 is the statewide average. most calfornians when they go to fill up are paying $100 for that fill up. if you look at prices and how they spiked in key cities of california you can see what we're talking about here. for example, in san diego the average for regular now is 4.73. that is up 56 cent
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